This report provides an overview on the importance of the Informal Waste and Recovery Sector (IWRS) for ending plastic pollution. It outlines how the current negotiations towards a global instrument to end plastic pollution can leverage a just transition of the IWRS.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Joginder Singh Thakur Vs U.T. of Jammu & Kashmir dated 19/10/2022.

The applicant, Joginder Singh Thakur an advocate of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir has addressed a representation to the Additional Commissioner, Bhaderwa in Chenab Valley seeking ban of single use of plastic in religious places of Bhaderwah. He had also sent a copy of the application to the NGT.

Report filed by the Jammu & Kashmir Pollution Control Committee in the matter of Joginder Singh Thakur Vs UT of Jammu & Kashmir.

The complainant said that during various metals and events which are held in the month of April in Chenab Valley region particularly in Bhaderwah, plastic waste water bottles are being discarded posing threat to the environment.

Plastic waste accumulation and inadequate disposal are global issues that are especially problematic for countries with large and growing populations and long coastlines, such as India. This report provides an overview of the complex plastic value chain in India, the key stakeholders involved, and their roles and interactions.

Innovation is key to reducing the environmental impacts of plastics. However, literature is generally lacking in the field of environmentally relevant plastics innovation. This paper develops an innovative conceptual framework to document and map environmentally relevant plastics innovation.

Order of the Madras High Court (Review Application No. 89 of 2019) regarding use of plastics by food manufacturers to  pack their products in packages.

The 29th edition of UNEP’s Foresight Brief explores the use of plastic in agriculture and the significant waste problem this entails which impacts on soil health, biodiversity, productivity and food security. Plastics are used extensively in farming, from plastic coated seeds to mulch film.

An economic modelling study of three African countries – Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya and South Africa – shows that a shift towards a circular plastics economy will generate more economic activity and create more jobs than a business-as-usual scenario.

Additional action taken report submitted by the Additional Chief Secretary, Local Self Government Department regarding plastic waste management, Kerala.

Sanction has been accorded for setting up of an integrated plastic waste management facility at Kunnamthanam, Pathanamthitta for an amount of Rs. 456 lakhs under Rebuild Kerala Initiative Scheme. Suchitwa Mission has invited Resource Recovery Facility (RPF) for plastic waste management for urban local bodies in Kerala.

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change on 6th July 2022 has published the Plastic Waste Management (Second Amendment) Rules, 2022 to further amend the Plastic Waste Management (Second Amendment) Rules, 2016.